Tag Archives: True Detective
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Critical Condition: Sharp Objects

Sharp Objects | SoHo, 1.00/8.30 Monday ➢ “Like the Gillian Flynn novel it’s based on, HBO’s Sharp Objects is a fascinating fake-out. It’s a murder mystery, but its main character isn’t a detective. She isn’t even necessarily an especially good journalist. The law enforcement characters are secondary, and the case they’re pursuing is light on enriching […]

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Critical Condition: The Alienist

The Alienist | Netflix, from Thursday ➢ “Part Gangs of New York, part The Knick and part Mindhunter, TNT’s The Alienist pairs gruesome, serial killer carnage with horse-and-carriage charm for this psychological thriller set in 19th century Manhattan. The 10-episode limited series is as much about a murder investigation as it is about the roots […]

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Sky and HBO: Bond of Brothers

  Sky has tied up HBO content in this market with a new multi-year deal that puts streaming upstarts on notice and will include developing an HBO Download to Go app. The pact cements Sky’s entrenched partnership with HBO, which  began with the launch of the SoHo channel in 2011, and nixes prospects of HBO […]

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Critical Condition: Mindhunter

Mindhunter | Netflix, from today ➢ “The first two episodes of Netflix’s FBI profiler drama are a prime showcase for director David Fincher. And it’s never less than engrossing … There’s no telling if the series can maintain this level of quality, though Fincher seems much more hands-on here (directing four episodes in total, and […]

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Outta’ the Way, Westworld — Deadwood’s Back (Almost)

Westworld may be HBO’s new darling, with its 22 Emmy nominations, but diehard western fans will be elated to learn the cable channel’s Deadwood is poised to ride again. Today on the Television Critics Association tour, HBO Original Programming chief Casey Bloys said he was impressed by creator David Milch’s script for a movie-length send-off more […]

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New to Blu: January 13 – 19

“Presented in 1.78:1 1080p AVC, True Detective Season Two looks exceptional on Blu-ray. “The influence of film noir on this season is obvious, and as a result, quite a bit of it takes place in moody lighting or darkness. “The subtlety of shadow crossing into the light, the detail in skin and clothing texture, and […]

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Critical Condition: True Detective

“HBO’s neo-noir crime mystery franchise returns with a new cast, new city, new era, new case and new look. But the switch to Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn instead of Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey has left one detail intact. It’s still the kind of show that makes TV viewers reach for phrases like ‘golden age […]

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My Sky + … SoHo in June

SoHo will screen season two of True Detective the same day as HBO but probably not at the same time. It will air 8.30 Mondays from June 22, replacing Game of Thrones — the series that made history as the first HBO drama to screen simultaneously around the globe. Sky has yet to confirm if True Detective will also […]

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HD Highlight: The Knick (Series Premiere)

The Knick: SoHo, 8.30 Thursday. This sensational newcomer from Oscar-winning director Steven Soderbergh stars Clive Owen as a doctor in New York’s Knickerbocker Hospital at the turn of the 20th century and has been likened to the Deadwood of medical dramas. Said New York magazine: “Not since Deadwood has a period-drama production designed to a fare-thee-well and steeped […]

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New to Blu: TV > June 25-July 1

The year’s most sensational new crime dramas — True Detective and Ray Donovan — can now be investigated on Blu-ray. “With the exception of some fleeting artifacts, True Detective comes to Blu-ray with an impeccable transfer that preserves the show’s powerful visual style.” “Equally impressive is HBO’s DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround track, which masterfully […]

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